POLICE have issued an important update on the disturbing murder mystery of a woman who was found dismembered with her limbs cut off and dumped in a ditch.
US Marshals arrested 61-year-old Carl Tates on suspicion of killing his ex-girlfriend three years ago and dumping her amputated body in a ditch in Louisiana.
Tates was tracked down and arrested Sept. 7 in Madison County, Mississippi, according to an affidavit in the case.
He is currently being held without bail on a fugitive warrant from Texas, where his murdered ex, Demetris Lincoln, resided, according to prison records.
Police found the body of Demetris covered in a blanket in a ditch in the township of St. Landry on Oct. 4, 2019, months after she was reported missing from her Harris County home.
An autopsy could not determine a cause of death, but the coroner noted that Detemris showed signs of strangulation prior to her death.
A 2019 investigation found that Demetris was in an “abusive and violent relationship” with Tates.
Cops uncovered text messages from Tates telling Lincoln he would kill her if she left him or cheated on him.
Tates denied being in a relationship with Demetris in a November 2019 interview with law enforcement, claiming he used her as a prostitute.
He denied knowing anything of her whereabouts and having ever been to Louisiana, although he had gone to Mississippi from Texas.
Investigators swabbed Tates’ saliva and in 2021 found a match to DNA on the blanket used to cover Demetris’ body.
In 2022, police officers tracked down the vehicle Tates owned at the time of the murder and, using a license plate tracker, determined that it had been near where police had found Demetris’ body.
It’s not clear why law enforcement took so long to arrest Tates or when he will be extradited to Texas, according to Crime Online.
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